Sexuality

  • # 21612

    BLAIR, Ralph

    An evangelical look at homosexuality

    New York : Homosexual Community Counseling Center, [1977]. Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little sunned), pp 12, inside front cover with author bio., inside back cover with advertisements for other HCCC publications by the same author; a very good copy. Originally published in 1972 as The Gay evangelical in the periodical Homosexuality and Religion (no. 13). …

  • # 21600

    WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE

    [ABORTION] The New Right vs. Women’s rights.

    Chicago, IL : Women Organized for Reproductive Choice, 1980. Octavo, original lavender and black wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 36, with b/w photographic illustrations of protests in Chicago and New York against the Hyde Amendment; anti-“Pro-Life” publication that provides an expose of new right / anti-choice organisations and figures in the United States, …

  • # 21583

    DIVINE (Harris Glenn Milstead) (1945-1988)

    Come spend the night with me …

    [New York : Alan Rish, 1984]. Colour photo postcard, 151 x 117 mm, verso with printed invitation: ‘Alan Rish cordially invites you to spend a night with Divine. Performance Midnight, Monday, April 2nd, 1984. Limelight, West 20th Street and 6th Avenue. Complimentary admission for you and a guest’; the card is addressed to Dirk Rountree, …

  • # 21582

    GEORGE, Jane

    How to have an affair : a mischievous cookbook.

    Burbank, Cal. : The author, [1978]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, staple bound, pp 29; a fine copy. Recipes to go with romantic infidelity; with brief autobiographical interludes by the author.

  • # 21270

    CROWELL, Anthony

    European swingers and swappers.

    Van Nuys, California : Dominion Publishing Co., 1968. First edition, first printing. “A Triumph fact book”. Trade paperback, octavo, lemon and pink wrappers, pp 187, [4 advertisements]; a fine copy. ‘Revealing case histories! Where do the world’s most notorious swingers reside? Europe has always been infamous for its wild and uninhibited sex antics, and as …

  • # 21088

    Madonna.

    Sex

    New York : Warner Books, 1992. Quarto, metal boards, spiral bound, title blindstamped to front board, decoration die-stamped to back board, with the CD as issued, in the (unopened) original foil wrapper, illustrated with sexually explicit photographs. First US edition. A rarely found unopened copy of Madonna’s Sex.

  • # 20882

    SMITH, W. Robertson

    Kinship and marriage in early Arabia. (Presentation copy)

    Cambridge : at the University Press, 1885. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (slightly canted), shelf mark to foot of spine, bookplate from David James Banjamin to pastedown, presentation inscription ‘with the author’s kind regards’ to preliminary blank, wet stamp to verso of title page, pp. xiv; 322, (2), (16 – publisher’s catalogue dated November 1885), internally …

  • # 20868

    SOLDATOW, Sasha (1947- )

    What is this gay community shit?

    Chippendale, NSW : Printed by Panacea Press, 2008. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers, [14] pp, with line illustrations (by the author?); fine. ‘My name is Sasha Soldatow, and I want to have a look at some of the issues being raised at the moment on the subject of the [Sydney] Gay Mardi Gras’ (p. [11]). Focuses …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …

  • # 19889

    BUREK, Amy

    Never date dudes from the internet. Responses to a Craigslist ad 2005

    [San Francisco] : Awkward Ladies Club, 2005. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], illustration. Copies of responses to an ad placed on Craigslist to date the 23 year old author. The responses from the dudes range from sweet, insecure, arrogant and offensive. An early document of the phenomenon of online dating which has now swept the …

  • # 19521

    ELLIS, Rennie

    [GAY RIGHTS]. Nation review. Vol. 3 No. 48, 14 – 20, 1973

    Melbourne : Incorporated Newsagencies Company, 1973. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 1501 – 1532 (complete issue), illustrated. The cover article ‘After the gay pride ball … the pathos of being human’ describes that despite public celebration in Gay Pride Week, homosexuality still remains a criminal offence and there remains community intolerance towards homosexuality. The centrefold spread ‘A …

  • # 19410

    GIORNO, John (1936 - )

    Cancer in my left ball. Poems 1970 – 1972

    Barton : Something Else Press, 1973. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned, edges a little rubbed), unpaginated, photographic illustrations. Text based poetry by Giorno, former lover of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, whose poems are influenced by the pop art style of the painters. Giorno’s staccato style repetition is recognised as the …

  • # 19021

    Dear Anita, having a gay time, wish you were here. Gay Pride / San Francisco, Sunday, June 26th, 1977

    Oakland: Diana Press,1977. 5.5×6 inch postcard, with photo of San Francisco with “Dear Anita…” written on it on one side and a list of Diana Press publications on the other. Anita Bryant was leading an anti-gay movement at this time. The faux inscription resembles holograph but is printed “in plate”  

  • # 19020

    Liberty & Justice for All….? [handbill]

    San Francisco: Whose Town? [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …

  • # 19019

    Your vote isn’t worth a shit! / …Or is it? [handbill]

    San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …

  • # 19053

    GINZBURG, Ralph (1929 - 2006), editor

    [NORMAN LINDSAY]. Eros. Winter, 1962. Volume One, Number Four.

    New York : Eros, 1963. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 94, illustrated. Articles include ‘Was Shakespeare a homosexual?’, ‘The sexual side of anti-semitism’, ‘A letter from Allen Ginsberg’, ‘The natural superiority of women as erotocists’. Also includes ‘Lysistrata by Aristophanes – in a free adaptation by Ivan Grazni’ which reproduces (without credit) Norman Lindsay’s full page …